Listen: Gaga Enlists Out Country Singer Orville Peck to Cover 'Born This Way' for 10th Anniversary, Changes Dated Lyrics

Sunday June 6, 2021
Originally published on June 5, 2021

Orville Peck
Orville Peck  (Source:Instagram / @orvillepeck)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Born This Way," Lady Gaga is re-releasing the 2011 album and calling on LGBTQ musicians and allies to cover some of the LP's songs for the special edition. This week, out country singer Orville Peck's cover of the title track was released and comes with an important change to its lyrics.

Called "Born This Way (The Country Road Version)," Peck offers his country spin on the LGBTQ anthem. Taking to Twitter, Peck commented on the reimagined track.


Most notably, some of the lyrics on Peck's "Born This Way" have been changed. In the original song, Gaga sings "transgendered lives." Now Peck sings, "transgender lives." Also, Peck also changed the lyric Gaga sings, "No matter black, white or beige/Chola or Orient made/I'm on the right track baby/I was born to be brave," to "No matter black, white, or beige/ Asian or Latinx made / I'm on the right track, baby/I was born to be brave."

The "Born This Way" cover comes after Big Freedia covered "Judas."

Check out both songs below.